Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2006 Chianti Classico is a plump, juicy, modern-styled Chianti. It offers excellent length and a generous personality that will provide much pleasure over the next few years. A blend of 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 3% Colorino and 2% Malvasia Nera, it spent 12 months in French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2011.”,,, (Jun 2008)
Siepi, Fonterutoli and Belvedere vineyards, Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany. Siepi vineyard is at an altitude of 853 feet, with south-southwest exposure; Fonterutoli is at 1,476 feet with west-southwest exposure; Belvedere is at 920 feet with southeast and southwest exposure. All vines are Cordon trained.
|Wine maker notes
|Hand harvested grapes undergo separate temperature-controlled fermentation for 15-18 days. The Sangiovese is then aged for 16 months in new French barriques; the Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 18 months in new French barriques.